Saturday, 21 July, 2018

Prosecutors rest in Aaron Hernandez's double-murder trial

Alfredo Watts | 05 April, 2017, 02:05

Former New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez is already doing life in prison for the murder of Odin Lloyd and is now on trial for a double-murder that reportedly happened over a spilled drink in the club.

In fact, Salvador said when he asked Hernandez for a photo, the former New England Patriot "politely declined", only to relent when Salvador told him it was his birthday.

The jury could get the case later this week.

Hernandez is already serving a life sentence in the 2013 fatal shooting of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating the Jenkins-Hernandez's sister.

Hernandez's attorneys have pointed the finger at the state's star witness, a former Hernandez friend who was with him the night of the shootings.

The last witness for the prosecution was Robert Settana, an investigator with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.

The fan said he spent about seven to 10 minutes talking with Hernandez at a Boston nightclub.

Antoine Salvador, the first witness called by the defense team, responds to a question from the defense during the double murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, at Suffolk Superior Court, Monday, April 3, 2017, in Boston. Hernandez is also charged with witness intimidation in connection to Bradley's shooting.

Testimony started Friday morning with the cousin of the prosecution's star witness, Alexander Bradley, whom Hernandez is accused of shooting in an attempt to silence him about the killings. Hernandez is standing trial for the July 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado who he encountered in the Boston nightclub.

He said he never saw a drink spilled on Hernandez.

"No problem", Hernandez said. The prosecution and defense met with Judge Jeffrey Locke and discussed trial logistics.